According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Many people who develop colorectal cancer have no symptoms during the early stages of the disease, which is why it is often discovered when it is too late. Fortunately, a simple screening […]
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Dr. Sadiya Cheshty Dr. Sadiya Cheshty, Medical Director of the Women’s Digestive Health Center talks about the New Women’s Digestive Health Center and why it’s important for women to stay proactive when dealing with their health issues.
Caring for the digestive health needs of Lancaster County for more than 40 years, but now as one practice. We have exciting news for you: after more than 40 years of service to Lancaster County and nearby communities, Lancaster Gastroenterology Inc. (LGI) and Regional Gastroenterology Associates of Lancaster, LTD (RGAL) have joined to form a […]
FACT: Colon cancer is the #2 cause of cancer deaths—second only to lung cancer. FACT: When colon cancer is caught early through a colonoscopy, it is one of the most treatable cancers with an excellent prognosis. FACT: During a routine colonoscopy, pre-cancerous polyps can be removed before they become cancer. Early-stage cancers can often be completely removed […]
A large part of most holidays is sharing a meal with friends and family. These meals most commonly consist of rich ingredients that make us feel heavy, bloated, and uncomfortable afterwards. Enjoy your classic holiday meal without the uncomfortable aftermath by limiting difficult-to-digest carbohydrates. According to the Digestive Health Institute, limiting the types of carbs […]
Battling constipation, or looking to avoid constipation entirely? One thing that can help ease symptoms of constipation or avoid it entirely, is your diet. The key to a healthy diet that will regulate your bowel movements, is fiber. So how do you implement more fiber into your diet? According to the National Institute of Diabetes […]
For those struggling with constipation, immediate diagnosis and treatment is imperative. Diagnosing constipation is most often based on the patients prevailing symptoms and bowel habits. Following the initial diagnosis, your gastroenterologist may order laboratory tests to rule out underlying medical conditions. Further diagnosis may require x-ray examination or colonoscopy. Once a diagnosis is completed by […]
Constipation can be painful, unpleasant, and unhealthy. No one wants to experience infrequent bowel movements or difficulty passing stool. Know the signs and symptoms of constipation to avoid pain and possibly serious bowel health issues. Signs and symptoms of constipation include abdominal bloating and distention, infrequent bowel movements, passage of lumpy or hard stool and […]
Prevention and early detection of colon cancer through colon cancer screening is an important factor of your overall health. The American Cancer Society recommends colon cancer testing (there are several acceptable methods) for everyone starting at age 50, though some people with certain risk factors may need to start at a younger age. Colonoscopy is […]
Food can be your worst enemy when living with a pancreatic condition. Commonly, patients with a pancreatic disease may have difficulty even eating at all. To limit pain and discomfort associated with a pancreatic disease, a nutritional diet is recommended. A large portion of the pancreatic-friendly diet is to cut down fat intake. The recommended […]